Topeka, KS – The controversy surrounding the potential state record deer and its entry into the Monster Buck Contest has officially come to an end on the heels of the KDWPT’s announcement of the filing of criminal charges against the person who killed the animal.
Brian D. Smith the founder and President of the Monster Buck Classic We Are Kansas event that recently held its inaugural event in Topeka announced today that the potential state record typical deer that was entered in the Monster Buck Contest as the King of Kansas Typical has been disqualified from the contest and a new King of Kansas Typical has been named.
“KDWPT has in fact charged David Kent with 8 crimes in connection with the illegal harvest of the 198 7/8 inch potential state record deer that he brought and entered in the contest,” Smith said. “Due to the criminal charges being filed, we are disqualifying Mr. Kent from the Monster Buck Contest and officially naming Rachelle Karl and her 182 1/8 inch net whitetail as the new King of Kansas Typical.
“It’s a real shame this world class animal was taken illegally. It saddens us as an organization. As an event that promotes and supports the great sport of Kansas deer hunting and its conservation we do not condone this kind of illegal activity. We are proud to have been a big part of bringing this crime to light. I would like to commend the KDWPT for their swift movement in this case and the cordial way they handled the situation at our event. Hats off to the officers involved and their investigative work.”